Sláinte | Central Waters Brewing Co.

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3.86/5
Very Good
290 Ratings
SláinteSláinte
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Central Waters Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States
centralwaters.com

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
We have taken a traditional Scottish-style ale, with its rich malt characteristic reminiscent of dark fruits, and deepened its flavor with the addition of cherry wood smoked malt. This beer features a full body alongside drinkability - a rare commodity. We enjoy this seasonal throughout the long, snowy winters of Central Wisconsin. You should, too!

Added by mobius387 on 12-17-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,488
Reviews:
67
Ratings:
290
pDev:
10.36%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
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2/5  rDev -48.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

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2.83/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I'm sure this is a great beer for people who like hops, unfortunately that is not me

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2.95/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewing the Slainte Scottish Style Ale from Central Waters Brewing Company.
Score: 70

December 2011 vintage bottle served in a Surly Darkness snifter and enjoyed in the wee hours of 01/28/12.

Appearance: Deep, dark mahogency color with brown highlights at the top and ruby highlights in the lower half of the beer. Pours three-quarters of a finger of creamy khaki colored head. Settles almost entirely. Average lacing with solid cling. 3.5/5

Smell: Creamy malts and tiramissu. Hint of caramel, hint of vanilla, and some bready malt. Touch of rye? 3.5/5

Taste: Bready malts, nondescript malts and a little spice. Hints of vanilla. Stainless steel sweetness towards the finish. 2.5/5

Mouthfeel: Medium-light bodied, light carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel. 3/5

Overall: A below average Scottish Ale. Very disappointed given the mild hype behind this beer.

Recommendation: Skip this one. There are plenty of better beers in this style wherever you'll be able to find this one (e.g., Robert The Bruce)

Pairings: Caramel popcorn or a pastrami sandwich.

Cost: $8.99 for a six pack

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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3.08/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into pint glass

Appearance: Sláinte pours a dark brown with some blood red at the edges, especially when held to the light. It had an awesome three fingers worth of head that is khaki brown and is retained a fairly long time before it settles to a film on the beer. Lacing is light to moderate and carbonation does seem evident.

Smell: Upfront I smell a sweet malty beer. I am getting toasted bread, caramel and some smoke in there, too.

Taste: A bready toasted note with a sweet malty taste is the prominent flavors here. I'm also getting molasses and a brown sugar mixed with a finish of smoke and a slight bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Creamy feel to this one. It does go down easy and has a nice amount of carbonation that seems to help cut some of the sweetness. There is no note of the alcohol.

Overall: Not my favorite style I must admit but this one is enjoyable if you're in the mood for a rich, sweet, malty beer.

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3.24/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

High C+

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.34/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Hmm. An oddly coffee-forward Scotch Ale. A good deal of leather, too, which I detest in beer.

I'm a big fan of Central Waters, especially for their barrel-aged program. And I have friends who rave about Slainte. But I do not like this brew.

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Sláinte from Central Waters Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 290 ratings